Solar Atmospheres of California (SCA) is proud to announce the successful completion of the AS9100 / ISO 9001:2008 certification - the premium quality system standard for companies operating in the aerospace industry. The AS9100 quality standard was established in 1999 from the desire of leading businesses and organizations in the aerospace and defense industries to identify quality suppliers. AS9100 encompasses the entire current version of ISO 9001, as well as specific requirements addressing well-known problems related to the aerospace sector. SCA's certification is the culmination of a four-month effort that was fast-tracked at the request of several current and prospective customers. With this assessment completed, all of Solar Atmospheres' commercial vacuum heat treating and brazing facilities are now AS9100 registered.
Solar passed its external audit with an accumulated score of 98.86 percent. The audit was performed by International Standards Authority, Inc. (ISA) from March 30 through April 1, 2011. Certification was awarded on April 11, 2011.
"SCA's near-perfect score under an accelerated schedule is a testament to our strong commitment and dedication to quality. Furthermore, the AS9100 registration supports the goal Solar Atmospheres of California has to increase its business in the aerospace industry," said Solar Atmospheres Mike Moffit, director of quality.
"We decided to pursue AS9100 Certification to enhance our Quality System in conjunction with our growing business in the aerospace sector. Our successful certification exemplifies our commitment to continual improvement. We are excited about the growth that this certification will allow and the added confidence that it will provide to our customers," states Derek Dennis, president of Solar Atmospheres of California.